I am excited to announce that I have partnered with the amazing UTMB race organization to bring you a one-of-a-kind blog experience. Not only will you get my standard race reports and periodic musings on my ultrarunning, but I’ll now be writing about all the incredible UTMB races. I’ll help peel back the curtain to provide you a behind the scenes look at what makes this such a dynamic force in our sport.

I will also be bringing you a festival of social media content to keep you entertained and educated in your ultrarunning. In addition to this blog, I will also be adding Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. There’s also a chance I’ll be able to add TikTok if I can get my teenage son to teach me how to make a video.

Introducing Pebbles

A new innovation will be the introduction of Pebbles to the list of ways to qualify for UTMB races. Before the only way to gain access was via Running Stones with a finish in one of UTMB’s qualification races. You will now be able to earn Pebbles which can be converted to a Running Stone at the rate of 10,000:1. There are three easy ways to earn a Pebble:

  • View a Chasing 10K by UTMB blog post – 1 Pebble.
  • Comment on a Chasing 10K by UTMB blog post – 1 Pebble.
  • Click an ad imbedded in a Chasing 10K by UTMB blog post – 1 Pebble.

Once you’ve earned enough Pebbles, merely log into your UTMB account to convert to Running Stones for your chance to run the race of your dreams. It’s as simple as that!

At the risk of sounding like a fanboy, I can’t believe UTMB selected this small corner of the internet to continue their expansion into all things ultra. These are exhilarating times and I can’t wait to see what further innovations are heading our way from such an august organization.

So stay tuned for future announcements!